Average Hourly Rate for Denny's Employees

Denny's, another name in the ever-expanding eating and drinking places, welcomes job seekers of all trades. Headquartered in Spartanburg, S.C., the company has open positions ranging from Server to Line Cook. Denny's workers report earning an average of $9.99 per hour. Adding overtime compensation raises that to $17.49. Denny's paychecks are largely negotiated based on where you live, though what you do at the company and how long you've been working are also considered. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Line Cook
34 profiles

15 profiles

Cook, Restaurant
12 profiles

Restaurant Manager
10 profiles

Restaurant Host/Hostess
8 profiles

Restaurant Assistant Manager
8 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Jun 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 172
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Spartanburg, South Carolina 29319


Eating and Drinking Places, Restaurant

Denny's (Family Restaurants)

Source: Freebase


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($16.56 per hour) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Spartanburg, S.C.; Bakersfield, Calif. (around $13.00), West Palm Beach, Fla. ($12.28), and Morganton, N.C. ($12.24) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at ) is Tiffin, Ohio. Across its U.S. offices, the state of California pays Denny's the most — approximately $10.84 per hour on average.


The highest paychecks go to Restaurant Managers, who earn an average about $12.48 per hour, closely trailed by Restaurant Cooks ($11.00), Line Cooks ($10.96), and Restaurant Assistant Managers (about $10.48). Denny's hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Servers ( on average).

Years of Experience

Average pay is approximately $10.74 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. Overall, the greater share of Denny's folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $9.67 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

CompTIA A+ Certifications are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $16.25 per hour. Denny's provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) — these employees rake in $14.25 per hour.


Employees who count Customer Relations among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $14.45 per hour. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; a majority of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to know Food Preparation, People Management, and Training.

Benefits and Perks

Nearly one-seventh of workers report contributing to a 401(k). Nearly one-third of workers can count on health insurance, and nearly one-fourth of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Denny's folks also make good use of food/meal discounts.

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Key Stats for Denny's


54 %
46 %
Hourly Rate
$2 - $12
Hourly Rate
$8 - $13

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 87 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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